I was stopped at an intersection—the fifth car or so in line. When the light changed, I followed the line forward as usual. In the middle of the intersection, I looked over and saw that a huge dump truck was about to run the red light, headed right for me.
In that instant, I remembered something that my defensive driving instructor said when I took the course back in April—"Look where you want to be." Well, that’s what I did. I looked across the street to where I wanted to be, then gunned it so the truck wouldn’t hit me— and it worked. The truck ended up running off the road away from me.
I really believe that this instruction saved me from an accident that would have sent me to the hospital. I’m glad I remembered what I was taught in the defensive driving class. The instructor did a wonderful job and I'm happy to share my story.
—Barbara from Canandaigua, AAA Member Since 1995
Did You Know?
AAA Members save on Defensive Driving while lowering portions of your auto premium by up to 10% for 3 years—and you can even take the course online at your own convenience.
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